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2018 Hyundai Santa Fe vs. 2018 Nissan Pathfinder Review

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Comfort
Passengers in the back seat may find themselves a little more cramped in the Hyundai Santa Fe than the Nissan Pathfinder. The Nissan Pathfinder will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the Hyundai Santa Fe.

Convenience
With the Nissan Pathfinder, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Hyundai Santa Fe, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Hyundai Santa Fe is somewhat more expensive than the Nissan Pathfinder. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. Both the Hyundai Santa Fe and the Nissan Pathfinder have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Hyundai Santa Fe is much slimmer than the Nissan Pathfinder, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. The Hyundai Santa Fe is slightly shorter than the Nissan Pathfinder, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the Hyundai Santa Fe and the Nissan Pathfinder are about even in transmitting their respective horsepower to the wheels.

Handling
The Hyundai Santa Fe has a smaller turning radius than the Nissan Pathfinder, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Nissan Pathfinder is clearly the choice over the Hyundai Santa Fe for pulling heavy loads. In terms of horsepower, it's a virtual tie between the Hyundai Santa Fe and the Nissan Pathfinder.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Hyundai Santa Fe and the Nissan Pathfinder. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries in the Hyundai Santa Fe as you will in the Nissan Pathfinder.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Hyundai Santa Fe than that of the Nissan Pathfinder.

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Compare the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe and the 2018 Nissan Pathfinder.

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2018 Hyundai
Santa Fe

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MSRP*: $30,850 - $41,300

2018 Nissan
Pathfinder

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MSRP*: $30,790 - $44,010
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City MPG: 17 - 18 19 - 20
Highway MPG: 22 - 25 26 - 27
Engine(s): V-6 V-6
Seating Capacity: 6 - 7 7
Basic Warranty: 5 years/60,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
NHTSA Safety Information

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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $29,382 - $38,782 $28,622 - $40,889

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

Days on Lot measures the average number of days a model sits on a dealer's lot before it's sold. This is one predictor of a dealer's willingness to negotiate.

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.